Mission and Vision

Mission: Equipping students with the tools to handle their university experience; academically, social and mentally in a low-pressure setting.

Vision: Arming and inspiring a student community driven by resilience.

SC PresidentAntonio Delgado

Hi! My name is Antonio Delgado and I am President of the Student Council.

I am a third year Creative Tech student majoring in Industrial Design. I love my degree and love Open Window big time! I am outgoing and people fill my tank so when you see me on campus come say Hi!

My goal as SC President is to lead the team to improve student life on campus and create opportunities for students to make the absolute most of these few years we spend studying, making friends and learning.
Office hours:
Tues: 14:00-15:40
Wed: 8:00-11:00
Thurs: 14:00-15:30

SC Vice PresidentKate Tordiffe

Hey guys! I am Kate Tordiffe and I have the honour of being the Vice President for the Student Council 2024. I also happen to be eldest council member at the ripe old age of 24. I am in the Film School, majoring in Screen Acting and Film and Television! I also got nicknamed in my first year as the Queen of MP and AP so I guess I also am a nerd for the theory subjects.

I have always been passionate about performing and putting on a show since I was a little girl. Whether it be dancing, acting, singing or film making I have always made my life about the show. Before coming to Open Window I trained as a Ballet Teacher with the RAD and taught all ages for 5 years. But last year I came here to pursue my love of film and acting. My ultimate dream is to either be a show runner and lead for a TV show or make it on Broadway.

I don't just love the arts, I am also a bit of a nerd. I own my own tutoring business where I tutor Cambridge IGCSE and AS Level Mathematics and Chemistry, so if any of you need any help with these... you know where to find me.

In terms of the Student Council, I would love to be a part of making Open Window known throughout South Africa for its quality of work and students. I want to be a part of giving the students a platform and voice to express themselves and create what they have wanted since they were little like me. But not only to create but to share. I believe everyone has something worth sharing and I would love to be a part of it.

SC SecretaryJesse Thompson

I am honoured to serve as Secretary of our Student Council, dedicated to supporting and representing our student body. With a commitment to efficiency and effectiveness, I ensure that the Council's proceedings are documented accurately and that student concerns are addressed promptly.

Beyond my administrative duties, I am steadfast in my dedication to fostering a positive and inclusive school environment. As a reliable point of contact for students, I strive to offer assistance and guidance whenever needed.

Additionally, I am a second-year student double majoring in Communication Design and Photography.

I am deeply committed to serving our school community and am grateful for the opportunity to contribute to its success. Please do not hesitate to reach out—I am here to serve and support you in any way I can.

SC TreasurerRiley Barfoot

Hi. I’m Riley Barfoot, SC Treasurer.

I’m a second year Film Arts student double majoring in Film & Television and Production Design. As a passionate visual storyteller, I hope to one day write and direct meaningful and engaging films. When I’m not watching, thinking about or working on films, you’ll find me gaming or streaming online.

My role may seem a little more hands off than those of my fellow SC members, but I am as committed as they are to ensuring our campus is a safe and inclusive space where everyone is free to be and express themselves.

As a creator I’m inspired by the words of Neil Gaiman to “Make *your* art. Do the stuff that only you can do.” As such, I’m dedicated to helping develop a collaborative creative community that encourages students across years and disciplines to work together, and I’m always happy to be a sounding board for ideas or to make introductions/help you make meaningful connections.
Don’t hesitate to say hi if you see me around campus.

Clubs CoordinatorSam Schultz

Hey everyone! I'm Sam, your friendly Student Council Club Coordinator. I'm here to help clubs rock the campus and make your on-campus experience unforgettable.

DnD player (usually a bard), and a MAJOR Harry Potter fan here! When I'm not juggling all my modules, Communication, Industrial Design, UX Design, Development, and Illustration (Communication Design steals my heart!), I'm probably founding a club (like the DnD Guild!), joining in on the new acapella club meetings, obsessing over Hogwarts, or getting my true crime fix through podcasts.

My mission? To make your club dreams a reality. No more event stress! I'm here to brainstorm epic ideas, strategize execution, and help you blow everyone away. But it doesn't stop there. Imagine one place where all clubs come together! A place where anyone can join any club at any time, a place where you can chat with club members, find information on clubs and any club events. That's why I'm building a Discord server for all Open Window Clubs that is launching soon. If you have any ideas, suggestions,or questions, please email

Need a friendly face? Absolutely! Come say hi to me on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. You'll find me in the Student Council office or just wandering around campus. I'm always happy to answer questions, help with anything, or just chat. You can also email me,

Student Wellness and Support CoordinatorAnika de Lange

Hi, I’m Anika de Lange and I’m a third-year Sound Design and Screenwriting major, the only two non-visual majors in the film school. I’m your Student Support and Wellness representative!

My main goal as a member of the Student Council is to act as a safe place for you to ask questions (there are no stupid ones) and to make your time at the Open Window easier to navigate. If you need a shoulder or ear, I’m here for you. I have a love for teaching and would love to lecture students someday soon.

You’ll find me on campus most days, but feel free to email me if you need anything at all! I’m also more than willing to guide prospective Sound Design majors as my main passion is all things noise, music, and noise music.

Marketing and Design CoordinatorKelcy Jade

Hey there! I'm Kelcy Jade, a second-year student diving into the world of User Interface & User Experience Design. But that's not all—I proudly serve as the Digital Marketing and Design Coordinator for the 2024 Student Council, and let me tell you, it's an honor!

My passion for social media runs deep—I firmly believe that each platform is a blank canvas just waiting for our exceptional moments and ideas. As your coordinator, I'm on a mission to bridge gaps and ensure that every accomplishment and event gets the spotlight it deserves. Here's the kicker: inclusivity is my compass. I'm committed to creating a space where everyone feels valued and heard. My vision goes beyond titles and positions. I'm here to make our time at Open Window not just educational, but enriching and personally meaningful. With your support, I'm confident that together we can create a vibrant and supportive environment where we can all thrive!

Looking for a cozy corner to share your thoughts or brainstorm some creative ideas? Swing by the SC office—We’re nestled right next to the cube! You'll catch me there ready to chat on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Can't make it in person? Drop me a line at, and I'll make sure to respond promptly. Let's connect, whether in person or through the digital realm!

Marketing Strategy and Student Relations CoordinatorKarabo Kgodumo

Hey (˵Φ ω Φ˵), my name is Karabo Kgodumo and I'm in my final year studying in the Animation Arts school. I'm in charge of Marketing Strategy and Student Relations, so it is my job to make sure that students feel heard and guided to the right place to find help. Also helping in marketing to find way to appeal to students.

I'm very open and easy to talk to. So you are all free to come speak to me anytime. I'm in love with mythology and find joy in looking at/creating art like modern Bijin-ga. I also sing in my free time and listen to music from classical to metal.

I want campus to be a place where the silent have a voice and people can express themselves easily without fear. If you see me around campus, come say hi :)

Social and Events CoordinatorJabulani A Makombore

Hi, I'm Jabulani A Makombore and I’m a 3rd year single majoring in Communication Design. My role is Social and Events Coordinator and my goal, simple yet powerful, is to make every moment count! I'm on a mission to establish a campus culture that's not just about academics but also about fostering connections, creating lasting friendships, and letting every student shine in their unique way. From social gatherings to thrilling events, I'm here to make your time on campus truly extraordinary.

One of my top priorities is to ensure that every student feels welcome and included. Our campus is a diverse tapestry of talents, and I want to celebrate each and every one of you. Stay tuned for updates and be prepared to embark on a journey of pure joy. Let's make our campus life the best it can be! Feel free to reach out, share your ideas, or just say hi. Together, we'll create a campus experience that's not just memorable but absolutely unforgettable.

Cheers to a year filled with laughter, friendship, and endless possibilities!

Social and Events CoordinatorMia Erasmus

Hi! My name is Mia Erasmus and I’m 1/2 of the Student Council’s Social and Events Coordinators. I’m a third year Film Arts student double majoring in Screenwriting and Screen Acting. I’m known on campus as a major nerd who loves research and note taking. I’m also known as a major Captain America fan girl.

I adore all things storytelling and narrative related. My primary hobbies include reading, writing and watching an abundance of films and tv series. I love anything fantastical, sci-fi, animal, mythological or Pop Culture related. I also have a soft spot for classical literature, romcoms and history.

My primary goal as a member of the SC is to plan events that are inclusive regardless of whether or not someone is introvert or extrovert, neurotypical or neurodivergent, etc. As someone with autism and ADHD, I know what’s it’s like to struggle with connecting with people. However, I strongly believe that Open Window has the potential to be an environment inclusive to creatives of all walks of life.

I want people to be able to meet like-minded individuals from across all of Open Window’s schools and subjects and therefore, I believe planning events and socials that cater to as many people as possible is incredibly important.

I’m always happy to help or answer any questions. I’m on campus from Tuesday to Friday, so feel free to come find me in the SC office or near the Screen Acting Lab.

First-Year Shadowing CoordinatorNicola Prinsloo

Hii there! I’m a passionate and dedicated second-year student, double majoring in Communication Design and User Experience Design. However, there’s more to me than just academics.

You won't find me debating whether the glass is half-full or half-empty; instead, my glass is always overflowing. My heart is as big as my dreams, and I approach life with a gentle and sensitive spirit.

As the First-Year Shadower Coordinator, I'm privileged to be in a position where I can be that guiding light for incoming students, helping them feel supported and welcomed as they embark on their exciting journeys at Open Window. I feel so honoured to be trusted with this position! I'd love to be someone to count on for students feeling a bit lost, and in need of some direction and a positive spirit.

My passion for being on the council stems from a genuine desire to make a difference and to be someone my fellow students can always rely on. Whether it's lending a listening ear, a comforting shoulder, offering guidance, or simply spreading a bit of cheer, I'm always here! For me, being on the council isn't just about titles or responsibilities; it's about joyfully diving into teamwork and being that go-to person for students!

You'll spot me around campus most of the week. Please don't hesitate to reach out if you need anything at all!



 Visit our Instagram page for entertaining yet informative updates on all current SC initiatives and events @openwindow_sl!


The SRC is excited to introduce the launch of Open Window Merchandise! We chose a winning design from a pool of students with Savanna Sinden’s design launching this exciting initiative.

Kindly note that we have reached our order limit on this batch of Merchandise, stay tuned for our new selection coming soon!



Eco Consciousness: In the spirit of eco-consciousness and co-existing with our natural environment, we will be setting up two ‘owl boxes’ around campus to provide nesting space for these threatened creatures.